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Breakthrough in Prayers: Daniel 10:12-14

Welcome to our 3rd Sunday service of the Year 2020. When we speak about God’s Glorious Breakthrough, it’s important we understand that a breakthrough is in a military concept. When one army is able to weaken its enemy’s forces to the point of collapse, a breakthrough occurs, allowing that army to invade and take its enemy’s territory.

This is as true for spiritual warfare as it is for terrestrial warfare. In the Spiritual realm, as opposed to the terrestrial, God’s people (the church) are an invading force. Jesus clearly intends for us to be aggressors not merely defenders. The Great Commission is to go and make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19). In a world that lies in the power of the evil one (1 John 5:19) our mission is to liberate those taken captive by the devil to do his will (2 Timothy 2:26).

Daniel 10:12-14 gives us a brief glimpse of what’s happening in spiritual world. Daniel had been praying and fasting for 21 days to gain greater insights and revelations. In Daniel 10:3 an angel finally showed up with an answer to his prayers. This messenger said that he had been trying to get to Daniel for those 21 days, but had been detained by the prince of the Kingdom of Persia.” The chief angel Michael had to come, fight and free him.

There are two lessons from Daniel experience that we need to learn for us to experience God’s breakthrough in 2020.We as believers need to:

Persistently pray and fast until we have our breakthrough.

Be strategic to realize our breakthrough.

So as we pray and trust God for a breakthrough, we may experience more temptations, discouragements, frustrations, weariness, doubts and cynicism than before. DO NOT GIVE UP. Our God is all powerful and able to fight for you. Remember, “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). He has overcome the World (John 16:33) and He will give the much needed breakthrough (Luke 18:8).

Domnick Odiembo, CTY Director

GROWING BEYOND OUR LIMITATION (EZEKIEL 37:1-7)

Happy New 2020. We are glad that the Lord has been gracious to us and allowed us to see this New Year. Last year you remember, as a Parish we went through God’s Unlimited Favour and indeed the Lord favoured us in a number of ways.

God used our very committed and supportive leadership team under the shepherding of our ordained elders in a great way. Through agreement and coordination our congregations grew both spiritually and numerically. We encourage members to take time and pray for this group of people as they provide leadership and labour among us in the parish.

As your minister, my heart gives thank to the Lord for His unlimited favour as expressed by David in Psalm 100. Last Year, 2019 the Year of God’s Unlimited Favour we were able to craft and start implementing our 5 year Parish Strategic Plan.

This Year, the Year 2020, the Lord is pointing us to His Glorious Breakthrough as was experienced by Isaac in Genesis 26:1-25.  There are 3 dynamics of God’s Glorious Breakthrough for us to understand and fathom in 2020. We have had depressing and stressing seasons. Therein lies the face of challenges (V. 1, 6-11). In the apprehensive situation God sends his Word, that stipulates and encourages a departure (V.2-5). When the Word is acted upon God’s Revival or Breakthrough is experienced (V.12-25).

My good people we have been located by God to fulfill His Kingdom’s agenda of redeeming mankind. We have been set apart by Him as a chosen people and a holy nation for His work on Earth. For the next 12 months, we want to declare God’s breakthrough in every situation of our church, of our families and of our nation. We want to declare God’s breakthrough in hearing His voice through His Word – we want to be a Word driven church. Lastly we want God’s breakthrough in revival upon you and each member of your family

I encourage you to perceive what the Lord is upto in this wonderful theme. It’s a new decade of great opportunities.

Rev. Dr. A. Kanga, Parish Moderator


Do we have the presence of God with us? Or have we lost His presence? More than anything else in your life, ensure that you have His presence with you always and especially in Year 2020.

Psalm 51:11: Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. This is a powerful prayer. We need to have the presence of the Lord in our lives; it is a wonderful experience. It is essential in our everyday life.

For God’s Presence to become our portion in Year 2020, the following conditions need to be fulfilled:

1. Holiness (Seeking after God and His righteousness): Isaiah 59:1

– The sacrifice of Jesus for our redemption is a complete work and there is nothing we can add or remove from it. However we need to continue to pursue or press forward for righteousness diligently to stay in His Plan (Matthew 6:33, 1Timothy 6:11, 2 Timothy 2:22).

– Which means we are to stand upon the imputed righteousness and practice righteousness (1John 2:29, 1John 3:7). (1John 3:10) if you are not living in righteousness you are not His child and therefore cannot experience His presence

2. Praises: Psalm 22: 3, Psalm 100: 1-4, Malachi 2:1-3

– This is the trigger that turns on the manifest presence of God 2Chro 20:15-24

– Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25 attracted God’s presence through the exercise of praise.

3. Word of God (John 1:1, 1King 8:9 – 11) Word soaked environment 1Kings 8:9

God and His word are the same and cannot be separated. The more Word filled your heart is the more of His glory that you reflect.

– That is why we need to diligently seek Him and study and meditate on the Word of God.

– No matter the sacrifice you give and your prayers it will not make a difference if you live in rebellion and walk out of God’s will.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us (1John 5:14 KJV)

– Remember God and His will or His word will never change, in order to enjoy His backing for anything we have to align with His plan and purpose first. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. Proverbs 19:21 (KJV)

You need a plan to have a quiet time with the Lord daily and regularly. This could also be the time when you will pray meaningfully, study and memorise the Word of God diligently.

You should also decree and announce the word of God throughout the day, to you and your interactions.

As you learn and practice these things on a DAILY basis, I promise you that you will begin to see God’s DAILY PRESENCE in your life and you will be able to walk in His DAILY POWER during the entire year. 

Ev. Samuel Ng’ang’a, Parish Evangelist

MATTHEW 1: 23

Emmanuel: It is a compound word of (El) “God” and (Emmanu) “with us”. Jesus, who is God in our nature, the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us (Jn. 1:14), and is one and only Mediator between God and us (1 Tim.2:5)

1. Emmanuel means God’s intimacy with men

Emmanuel reminds us two OT themes:

First theme is classical form: “I will be your God and you will be my people”

The second theme is glory or presence of God (Shekinah). Here Mathew identifies the Shekinah with a person called Jesus (1 Kings 8:27). The first one is covenantal relationship and the second one is participatory relationship.

Emmanuel was not a new name, it was an experience by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Moses and Israelite. Gen. 28:15 ‘I am with you’. Ex.33:14 ‘my presence will go with you’. Deut.20:1 ‘while you go for a war, I will be with you’. Isaiah 43:2 ‘when you pass through waters and fire, I will be with you’.

God was with Enoch; God was with Noah. God was with Joseph in the pit, in the prison and in the palace (Gen 37:24, 39:2, 21).

God was with David while he was with cattle and while he was hiding in the caves and when he was in the royal cabins.

God was with three friends of Daniel in the royal courts, training schools and in the brutal furnace.

Jesus was with the persecuted Christians, he was with Paul and Silas when they were in the prisons, when Paul had shipwreck, He was with him.

Today God is with us in our successes, victories, loneliness and lowliness. His grace is all sufficient for us. He is EMMANUEL in the NEW Year.

2. Emmanuel means God’s intervention in men’s life

Secondly, Emmanuel is not only a relationship with God also it makes us to recognize his characters and its utility in our day to day life God with us through every action of our life; we begin, continue and end in His name. He intervenes.

He is God with us to comfort, enlighten, protect and defend us in every time of temptation and trial. A Kenyan preacher said, ‘What God do, no man can do’. Expect powerful and timely interventions from the Most High in Year 2020.

Ev. Samuel Ng’ang’a,
Parish Evangelist

Walking on Water : Mathew 14:22-23

Jesus spoke to Peter and said ” come ” Peter got out of the boat without any waste of time and came towards Jesus (Mathew 14:29). When he took his eyes off Jesus and focused on the storm, his faith began to waver and he began sinking.

Life’s destructions can be enemies of faith, maintain your focus on the goal and you will walk in victory.

Walking on water requires:-

  • A faith anchored in God’s word
  • A faith that steps out
  • A faith focused on the goal
  • A faith that prays
  • A faith that depends on God

A life of victory is possible for all. Victory is not far away from you. Victory is within you. Believe in God’s word concerning your destiny. Shut your ears to the distracting whispers of the enemy ( John 10:10)

He has come tha t you may receive unlimited favor. Amen

Have a great week.

That’s the issue.

Rev Dr. A. Kanga,

Parish Minister

Right from Genesis God gave Adam and Eve all they ever needed. That is, created them in His image and likeness, blessed them, gave them dominion over the whole creation and gave them one another, but they forsook all these for self ratification. God had given his word which clearly demonstrates that the consequence of obedience to His word is blessing as disobedience brings curses and hardship. However, given that no man can thwart God’s purpose of His creation, He took a gracious redemptive journey of restoring man back to Himself. This redemptive journey finds its biblical thread from Abraham ( Gen 12:1-3 ) to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our understanding of God’s unlimited favor should be informed by our understanding of God’s Justice, Mercy and Grace. The justice of God demands our death as sinners while His mercy is what helps us not to receive death which is rightfully and His grace the means through which we get the good that we do not deserve ( external life plus all the good from God) and that is unlimited favor.

Without God’s mercy and unlimited favor we would die. Everyday God supplies us with the light of the sun, air to breath and something to eat and drink. He gave His only begotten son our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, whose ministry on earth was to restore us to God the father so that we could operate to our greatest potential and oms importantly enjoy eternal life. Apart from Christ He also gave us His word in the bible which we must read and hide its message in our hearths that we may not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11) in such a way that what it teaches becomes a part of us.

Dominick Odiembo – CTY Director

Praise God! We have come this morning to worship God the creator, our redeemer and te Lord of our souls, the Lord of the heaven and earth. By so doing, we join the rest of creation in declaring God’s praise and glory upon the earth and heavens.

The month of December is known for its 25th day with is the day of Christmas. It mostly elicits a no care about it’s a what …. and a how …. questions of its celebration. Perhaps as a Christian you have also adopted the popular culture of the day. There is a huge question on how we should celebrate this moth as Christians. We can only do this by offering to God a Celebration of Worship.

Hebrews 6:5, 21 is calling us to worship before the Lord. The phrase, “before the Lord” occurs six times in this chapter Vs 5,14,16,17 and twice in 21. The point is, we’re not to be caught up with the celebration but with the Lord. During this month we’re not to be food, gift and people centered, but God-centered. Christmas is not only a time to thing about great family celebration, great food but rather, a great celebration of a great God, our Lord Jesus Christ, Emmanuel God with us.

We are to worship before a great, lovely and gracious God. This God has visited us and His name is Emmanuel. He is with us as we offer praise and celebration of worship for his grace upon us. He has been faithful to us as individuals and also as a community of faith. Let us rise up and offer him a celebration of worship and praise.

Dominick Odiembo – CTY Director